"Before they were invented, telecommunication—communication at a distance—used beacons, flags, and semaphore or messages were carried physically. The telegraph transformed communications. The telephone followed. Soon thereafter, wireless communication—radio—came on the scene. But modern communications technologies do far more than pass interpersonal messages. ..." – By Francis Lyall
"Approaching letter writing through the lens of rhetoric is not an obvious priority for queer studies in communication. Rhetorical scholars have centered instead on more clearly public forms of queer communication. Scholarly attention tends to focus on the representation of LGBTQ+ communities in the media, as well as the social movement rhetoric of gay liberation, lesbian feminists, HIV/AIDS activists, and so on. ..." – By Pamela VanHaitsma
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